Going…Going…Doggone it! You missed it!
Don’t be that person. As we get ready for the release of the 2013-2014 Annual Catalog on Friday and prepare to say goodbye to several stamp sets in the 2012-2013 Annual Catalog and 2013 Spring Catalog, I think it’s appropriate to take a step back and share some projects from the past year that feature products that are soon to be retired. I’ll be sharing those with you intermittently throughout the rest of this week. If you are new to my blog, then these will all be a treat for you. If you have been following my blog for the past year, these will hopefully be fond memories of projects gone by – but I hope you, too, find something new.
Each project will link back to the original post, so feel free to click on them to take you back to the original post.
I love the images in this stamp set – they are all perfect for a vintage card with a romantic flair. When I featured this stamp set on my blog in July 2012, I made a clean and simple card with some really beautiful elements – the embossed quarters, the cropped band in the middle and the combination of Basic Black, Basic Gray and Very Vanilla. Here’s my card:
Hoop La La
When I first saw Hoop La La in the 2012-2013 Annual Catalog, I knew I had to have it. It wasn’t “my style,” and it wasn’t something I’d normally be drawn to. I think that’s what attracted me so much. It reminded me of a cross stitch sampler, so I knew exactly what I wanted to make with the set. When the Pals Blog Hop went live with items from the new catalog, this is the card I presented:Hoop La La and Flock Together
Are these birds adorable, or what?! Flock Together is another stamp set that was introduced in the 2012-2013 Annual Catalog and that I included in my first order from the new book. I envisioned the adorable polka-dotted birds on a wire, so I put them there. Imagine that! I used a sentiment from Hoop La La to softly coordinate with the birds.
The family of partridges in this stamp set reminded me of The Partridge Family, so I made this card with a bunch of vibrant cutouts in the background. I loved making this card. It was so fun to play with all the shapes and colors to get the final look I wanted.
Raining Flowers and Word Play
What a wonderful collection of sentiments – everything you could ever need is right here in this set. If you don’t have it, you should consider snatching it up before it’s gone. I really love the shapes and textures in Raining Flowers, a two-step stamp set. Perfect for stamping and snipping – not too small, not too large. They stack really well, and this card displays my “there’s magic in threes” idea. This sentiment from Word Play coordinates really well with this stamped image.
Make a Monster
I never bought Make a Monster, but when Pam let me borrow her set, I have a field day. I not only made these adorable (can I say that my own work is adorable?) 3″ x 3″ cards with the set, but I made my nephew’s birthday card.
I stamped two acrylic blocks in Calypso Coral and Lucky Limeade, stamped the adorable monsters and then used a blender pen to color-in each of the monsters. I was really happy with how these cards turned out. Oh! We also didn’t have googlie eyes at the time, so I made the eyeballs with Crystal Effects on a clean piece of Whisper White. Snipped ’em and added them here.
I stamped these images on colored card stock and snipped them out to make this card for Kellett’s birthday. I was really happy with how this one turned out – bright, primary colors with lots of personality. Stampin’ Up! was offering googlie eyes at this point, so I didn’t have to look too far to embellish these monster eyes.
I hope you enjoyed this walk down memory lane and hope you saw something new. Don’t have these sets? I know where you can get them. 🙂 You can just click here to pick them up today.
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